Following a discussion of the reasons for the trend towards local data processing and an outline of the applications of the mini-computer, the paper describes an interactive CAD/CAM system developed by Kongsberg Vapenfabrik in conjunction with the American graphics company Applicon. The system, introduced to the market two years ago, is presently based upon a PDP 11/34 mini-computer with a core capacity ranging from 48--128 K words using a multitask-multiuser operating system. Two basic hardware systems are in use, the "865" with a basic disc of 12 M words and the "885" with an 87 M word disc. Both systems can have up to four such units. The "885" comes with the basic provisions for the connection of four graphical work stations expandable up to sixteen. The paper goes on to describe the establishment of the data structure and its use in some typical shipbuilding applications, e.g. 3-D Piping Design, Finite Element Analysis and Nesting and Part Coding. Order from BSRA as No. 49,030.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Fourth Kongsberg Vapenfabrik Shipbuilding Symposium, Newcastle upon Tyne, May 8-11, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kongsberg Vapenfabrik Shipbuilding Symp (4th)

    Newcastle upon Tyne,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Iversen, D
    • Hansen, J H
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 8 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM